[PATCH 0/4] De-couple sysfs memory directories from memory sections

Robin Holt holt at sgi.com
Tue Jan 11 06:11:22 EST 2011

> >> The root of this issue is in sysfs directory creation. Every time
> >> a directory is created a string compare is done against all sibling
> >> directories to ensure we do not create duplicates.  The list of
> >> directory nodes in sysfs is kept as an unsorted list which results
> >> in this being an exponentially longer operation as the number of
> >> directories are created.
> > 
> > Are you sure this is still an issue?  I thought we solved this last
> > kernel or so with a simple patch?
> I'll go back and look at this again.

What I recall fixing is the symbolic linking from the node* to the
memory section.  In that case, we cached the most recent mem section
and since they always were added sequentially, the cache saved a rescan.

Of course, I could be remembering something completely unrelated.


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